Matt Faircloth is the President and Co-founder of The DeRosa Group which is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate.” Matt got started investing in Real Estate 12 years ago, with a $30,000 loan as seed capital. Since then he has grown from nothing to a 6 person company controlling over 150 units of residential and commercial properties throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DeRosa who is based in Trenton, NJ has completed over 15 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, and tax lien investments.
Imagine this scenario. You are going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Standing at the base looking up, you can’t see the summit above the clouds, although you know it’s up there somewhere. Suddenly you realize just how daunting this climb will be. Your mind is racing with thoughts about how you’ll accomplish this feat, what supplies you have, and what dangers lurk ahead.
Real estate investing is a lot like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. But before you ever take that first step, there are things you can and should to to prepare yourself. We’ll lay these three simple things out, and dive into each in detail.
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Inaky Strick began his real estate career at Sotheby’s International Realty where he represented luxury custom builders.
He then moved down to the Caribbean to become the Business Development Manager for Mahogany Bay Village; the largest and first luxury branded resort in the country of Belize.
Today, Inaky is the Director of Investor Relations at Four Peaks Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm that focuses on mobile home park communities and gives accredited investors the opportunity to invest passively.
He is also a #1 Amazon bestselling co-author of The One Thing That Changed Everything. Endorsed by Brian Tracy, this book is for anyone who is seeking mentors who have found a path to success.
Leverage is an important tool, especially in real estate investing. It’s perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic from other asset classes (paper assets – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. and alternative assets – oil and gas, art, agriculture). That is, leverage is a common practice in today’s real estate world. Without it, we wouldn’t have near the quality nor quantity of homes, apartments, high rise office buildings, warehouses, or retail stores as we do today.
Scott Royal Smith is a real estate investor and asset protection attorney in Austin, TX. He graduated from Albany Law School and began his career in high-stakes corporate litigation. Scott learned the key secret he now uses to defeat lawsuits: that they are a business. Through his defense work, he targets defeating lawsuits before they are even filed by making sure the business part of a lawsuit no longer makes financial sense for a plaintiff to proceed.into sustainable properties.